7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 15, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Acera Surgical and Telos Medical’s partnership to Xtant Medical’s 510(k) clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. Acera Surgical partners with Telos Medical for Restrata wound matrix trial Telos Partners announced in a Sept. 14 press release that Acera Surgical has chosen Telos to lead its Restrata wound matrix study. The study will surgery the clinical outcomes of Restrata treatments for diabetic foot ulcers and test for effectiveness and safety. Restrata is a fully synthetic wound matrix that is FDA-cleared for wound indications. 2. Pinnacle Sciences launches mask-mounted CPAP machine Pinnacle Sciences has recently developed a portable, battery-operated ventilating CPAP mask for sleep apnea, according to a Sept. 14 press release. The device has several modes of therapy and fits directly on the mask to reduce the amount of dead space. Lower pressures are used in this devices meaning patient comfort will be significantly increased, according to the company. The device is also able to be used with a tube, mounted on clothing or put in a pocket. It is expected to cost around $330. Variations of the device will include full ventilation, cough assistance and high-frequency modes. 3. Plusoptix launches pediatric vision screener Plusoptix announced in a Sept. 14 press release that it has released its new plusoptiX S16 series vision screening device for use in ped...
CONCLUSION: In procedures performed using ICA distal filtering CPD systems, RAO as a complication of CAS (performed for severe stenosis) showed a relationship to ECA-supplied OA. For older patients, simultaneous use of ICA-ECA CPDs might help prevent such complications. PMID: 31606959 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Ramos AR, Tarraf W, Wu B, Redline S, Cai J, Daviglus ML, Gallo L, Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Perreira KM, Zee P, Zeng D, Gonzalez HM Abstract INTRODUCTION: To determine if sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), daytime sleepiness, insomnia, and sleep duration predict seven-year neurocognitive decline in US Hispanics/Latinos (N = 5247). METHODS: The exposures were baseline SDB, daytime sleepiness, insomnia, and sleep duration. The outcomes were change in episodic learning and memory (B-SEVLT-Sum and SEVLT-Recall), language (word fluency [WF]), processing speed (Digit Symbol Substitution), and a cognitive ...
This study intended to compare the benefits of 2 mind-body interventions-yoga and mindfulness-in a hospital setting. Design: The research team performed a retrospective analysis of outcome data obtained from a hospital's programs. Setting: The study took place at a mind-body center at a hospital in Athens, GA (USA). Participants: Participants were 46 individuals enrolled either in a yoga (n = 24) or a mindfulness (n = 22) intervention program at the hospital. Intervention: Participants self-selected a mind-body-intervention program offered at the hospital: yoga or mindfulness. They received guided training ...
First study of its kind to show that although low doses of statins appear protective of bone health, high doses may increase risk for osteoporosis.Medscape Medical News
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Treatment with mifepristone resulted in increased levothyroxine requirements among patients with Cushing disease and central hypothyroidism.Journal of the Endocrine Society
Indigenous Land Acknowledgment, by non-Native institutions, is new in the US and follows well-established protocols in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has started to acknowledge Indigenous Territory in the annual State of the School address and key events in the school. Diversity, equity and inclusion have long been fundamental The post Acknowledging the Land on Which we Build appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.
By KIP SULLIVAN, JD The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and other proponents of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) justified their support for the HRRP with the claim that research had already demonstrated how hospitals could reduce readmissions for all Medicare fee-for-service patients, not just for groups of carefully selected patients. In this three-part series, I am reviewing the evidence for that claim. We saw in Part I and Part II that the research MedPAC cited in its 2007 report to Congress (the report Congress relied on in authorizing the HRRP) contained no studies supporting tha...
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